January 1, 2012: MEMBERSHIP DUES ($15) (or US$21 to cover US postage) FOR THE CLAN ROSS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA ARE NOW DUE IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN YOUR ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP STATUS. DONATIONS FOR NATIONAL PROJECTS MAY ALSO BE INCLUDED. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR CRA-CANADA NEWSLETTER FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS.
January 25: ROBBIE BURNS DAY . . . Recommended dress at dinners is Highland formal wear (or jacket and black tie). Watch for local plans.
April 6: Canada celebrates TARTAN DAY on the anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath (April 6th, 1320) to honour the contributions of its Scottish descendants. CLICK HERE for facts about the origins of Tartan Day and a list of all Scot of the Year Awards presented by the Scottish Studies Society.
First Week of September : Toronto, ON. The Annual Scottish Cruise aboard the Sailing Ship "Empire Sandy". Times: 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM from pier 27 at the Spadina Pier harbourfront. Celebrate the voyage of the Ship Hector. Further information at the Scottish Studies Society see Website for details.
November 30: ST. ANDREW'S DAY. Scots around the world celebrate this day to honour the Patron Saint of Scotland. The Scottish Saltire of St. Andrew is a diagonal white cross on an azure blue background. Traditionally, Advent begins on the Sunday nearest St. Andrew's Day and lasts from 21 to 28 days. The Order of St. Andrew or the Most Ancient Order of the Thistle is an order of Knighthood established by King James VIII of Scotland, and it is restricted to the King or Queen and sixteen others.
December 1, 2010: The 50th ANNIVERSARY of The CLAN ROSS ASSOCIATION Of CANADA in terms of its continuous existence since the meeting of "revitalized founders" in Montreal on December 1, 1960, the day after St. Andrew's Day. Help us to celebrate our Anniversaries each year by encouraging someone within the names and families of Clan Ross to become a member.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SCOTTISH EVENTS:
[A] Canadian Bagpipe Links has Highland Games & Festivals & Gatherings listed in a very complete menu, province by province.
1. Although every effort is made to present accurate information, you are advised to telephone or contact the organizers prior to the events. [Some non-Canadian events may be presented in a GREEN font.]